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Although I struggle with giving the kids art projects...
When we do art projects, it seems like we have a bunch of little "leftovers". What's worst is that the little "leftover" supplies get tucked away into the drawers and get forgotten or unused.
Flipping through a Parents magazine I saw a cute little supply organizational system and starting to think that it would work for me.
I liked that everything could be easily seen and used;) And it was almost "pretty":)
Walking into the kitchen days later, I look up and realize that I had a VERY old spice rack! I acquired it from my father over 7 years ago now....
So most of the spices were either used or old!! WAY old! Don't they say you should replace your spices every year????
I got to work dumping all the spices out. Then I washed the containers, lids and shaker-style covers in the dishwasher. A few of the containers went through a couple of cycles to get the spice smell out;)
And since the rack had originally been near cooking spaces... it had some sticky/dingy spots. So I used my Magic Eraser... LOL!! And it cleaned right up:)
The fun part was finding some of our art "leftovers" to put into the containers! We found beads, googly eyes, jewelry twine! As I was finding stuff, I thought that I should include some of our smaller office/school supplies... like paper clips and Anna filled one container with pencil top erasers;)
The next day after placing the "art" rack, I noticed Anna working quietly in the school room!! She had gotten into the beads and was making a bracelet.... it's already at work:)
I have a few more empty containers.... what are some more ideas of little supplies that you think I'd need???? Thinking about glitter?